Definition of lory in English:


Syllabification: lo·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈlôrē

noun (plural lories)

A small Australasian and Southeast Asian parrot with a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and pollen, having mainly green plumage with patches of bright color.
  • Family Loridae (or Psittacidae): several genera and species, e.g., the brightly colored rainbow lory or rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)


late 17th century: from Malay lūrī.

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